- The Washington Times - Friday, December 10, 1999


Civic-responsibility discussion noon The Conservative Women’s Network holds a discussion, “Restoring Civic Responsibility in America.” The speaker is Kay James, Heritage Foundation senior fellow. Location: Van Andel Auditorium, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 703/318-0730. Note: Attendees must register in advance.

Gun-safety conference 3:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference on “Guns, Crime and Safety,” featuring professor and author John R. Lott Jr. Sessions will examine the impact of new and proposed gun laws on crime and safety. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5889.


9:25 a.m. Makes remarks to the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, Governor’s Hall II, Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Ark.
1:55 p.m. Makes remarks to people of the Eastern Arkansas Delta community, Eugene Woods Civic Auditorium, 210 Polk St., West Memphis, Ark.
4:35 p.m. Makes remarks to students, school officials, and community members, gymnasium, Earle High School, Route 64 West, Earle, Ark.
5:40 p.m. Tours computer classroom, Earle High School.


11:30 a.m. Attends the “Ask a Working Woman” forum, Holiday Inn Conference Center, 205 West 4th St., Waterloo, Iowa.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases Producer Price Indexes for November 1999. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


9:15 a.m. Office of Science and Technology Policy, president’s committee of advisers on science and technology meets. Location: Truman Room, White House Conference Center, 726 Jackson Place NW. Contact: 202/456-6101.
9:30 a.m. Commission on Civil Rights meets. Location: Room 540, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/376-8312.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Internet privacy regulation discussion 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a public roundtable discussion on Internet privacy regulation. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Ukraine’s “Fourth Estate” briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, “The State of Ukraine’s Fourth Estate.’ ” The speakers are Heorhiy Gongadze, news director of Radio Continent, Kiev, Ukraine, and Olena Pritula, Interfax/Ukraine correspondent. Location: Fourth-floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Telecommunications conference 9 a.m. The Federal Communications Bar Association and the Practicing Law Institute conclude their “Telecommunications Policy and Regulation Conference XVII.” Location: Marriott Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 800/260-4754 or 202/736-8640.
Networked industries conference 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies holds a conference, “Deregulation of Networked Industries: What’s Next?” The topics include railroads, electricity, telecommunications and airlines. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Osteopathic medicine presentation 9 a.m. The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine holds a presentation on osteopathic medicine featuring an osteopathic manipulative medicine demonstration. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/968-4185.
Federal Aviation Administration hearing 9 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration holds a hearing on health and safety threats to flight attendants. Flight attendants from the Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO, participate. Location: Third-floor auditorium, 800 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/712-9799, Ext. 804.
Morella ceremony 9:30 a.m. The Maryland State Police and the Maryland Coalition for Safe Roads hold a ceremony honoring Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, for her leadership in opposition to increasing the federal weight limit for trucks on interstate highways. Location: Maryland State Police Barracks, 7915 Montrose Road, Rockville. Contact: 202/225-5341.
Book discussion 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club holds a discussion of the book “The Stakeholder Society.” The participants include: Bruce Ackerman, Yale Law School professor, and the book’s author; Peter Edelman, Georgetown University; and Matthew Miller, syndicated columnist. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Report release 10 a.m. The Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation commemorates the 30th anniversary of the release of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence report with a news conference to release a new report, “To Establish Justice, To Ensure Domestic Tranquility,” which examines the achievement of solutions implemented successfully since the release of the 1969 report. Location: Suite 200, 1660 L St. NW. Contact: 703/709-6181.
Technical briefing 10 a.m. The U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission holds a technical briefing on the trade-deficit causes, consequences, effects and solutions. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1407.
Commerce Department ceremony 10 a.m. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley and Q. Todd Dickinson, commissioner of patents and trademarks, hold a ceremony to award the 6 millionth U.S. patent to Palm Computing for its HotSync Technology. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Auditorium, Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue. Contact: 202/482-4883.
Exhibition opening 10 a.m. The National Building Museum presents the opening of the exhibition “Scale: The Architectural League’s Young Architects Forum 1999.” Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-3606.
Sierra Leone trip briefing 11 a.m. Reps. Tony P. Hall, Ohio Democrat, and Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, hold a briefing on their trip to Sierra Leone and the role the diamond trade continues to play in fueling some of Africa’s most brutal wars. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1217.
Nader speech noon Consumer crusader Ralph Nader speaks on “Law as Power or Law as Justice: Corporate Attorneys and their Business” at a D.C. Bar Association’s “Heroes in Law” luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/879-7777 or 202/223-6600.
“A Toy for A Tapa” drive noon In celebration of Three Kings Day, the Spanish gift-giving holiday, Toro Tapas and Grill offers a complimentary tapa to patrons who bring in a new or gently used and unwrapped toy. All toys collected during the “A Toy for A Tapa” drive, through Dec. 20, will be donated to foster children of the Kaleidoscope program of the Alternative House, a nonprofit charity organization that aids children, teen-agers and families in need. Location: Toro Tapas and Grill, Village at Shirlington, 4053 S. 28th St., Arlington. Contact: 202/466-6286.
Film screening noon The National Archives presents a screening of the films “The Line is Busy,” “Inflation,” “Soldiers Without Guns,” “It Can’t Last” and “No Exceptions.” Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.
Holiday celebration noon Second-graders celebrate the holiday season by honoring their parents. They will read tributes to their parents they have written as part of the focus on literacy for Tilwanda Law’s class. Location: Rudolph Elementary School, 5200 2nd St. NW. Contact: 202/576-6186.
Price speech 12:30 p.m. Hugh Price, National Urban League director, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing “Urban Education.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Neighborhood discussion 12:30 p.m. The National Neighborhood Coalition holds a discussion, “The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration.” Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for the PBS’ “The Newshour With Jim Lehrer,” participates. Location: 730 15th St. NW, 10th floor penthouse. Contact: 202/986-2096.
Groundbreaking ceremony 2:30 p.m. The 21st Century School Fund, District of Columbia Public Schools, and Oyster Bilingual School hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the first public/private partnership to build a new elementary school in the District. Mayor Anthony A. Williams participates.
Highlights 2:30 p.m. News conference.
3:45 p.m. Reception.
Location: Oyster Bilingual School field, 2801 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/745-3745 or 202/671-0081.
Nobel Peace Prize laureates reception 6:30 p.m. The Norwegian Embassy and Union Station continue their “Norwegian Christmas” celebration with a reception in honor of the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Location: Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/333-6000 or 202/289-1908.
Toast and Strawberries reception 6 p.m. Toast and Stawberries, the Dupont Circle boutique, hosts an opening reception for Edy Lazenby Trilling and her “World of Beads” showing. Location: 1608 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/34-1212.

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